Our People

Corporate Support Team

Melinda Davis

Human Resources Assistant, Massage Envy Division

Having lived in Mississippi most of her life, Melinda joined The Sunray Companies in 2006 as part of the Palm Beach Tan division. During her time with Palm Beach Tan, she helped open the Flowood location and also worked at the Hattiesburg salon while attending the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work. In September 2012, Melinda joined the Massage Envy division and was promoted to General Manager of the Maywood clinic in February 2014. Melinda earned the Massage Envy Top Year-Over-Year Growth Revenue honor in 2014 and was named Sunray Manager of the Year for the Massage Envy division in 2015. Melinda’s continued success with revenue growth and development of her team earned her a promotion to District Manager in August 2017 where she oversaw six Massage Envy clinics. She and her husband welcomed a baby boy to their family in August 2021, and Melinda recently joined our office team in her new role as Human Resources Assistant.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.”

Maya Angelou

Stephanie Welborn

Accounts Payable Manager

Stephanie is a Mississippi native and joined The Sunray Companies in April of 2016. She is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi and she holds a BSBA in Accounting. Stephanie has over fifteen years of accounting experience dealing with various industries including managing her own retail/wholesale company with her husband. Her unique experience as a business owner and extensive background in accounting enhances Sunray’s growing accounting division. Stephanie currently lives in Madison with her husband and her three daughters.

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

H. Jackson Brown Jr. 

Leasa Hester

Executive Assistant

Leasa began her career with The Sunray Companies in 2001, as the first corporate office employee when the company had 4 units. She has been involved in all aspects of the growth of the company and now, in addition to assisting Mr. Harrigill with day to day operations, she oversees the Human Resources and Payroll functions. Her willingness to evolve with the changing needs of a growing company has been essential to the success of The Sunray Companies.  Leasa and her husband James have six children and 15 grandchildren.

“Never let your work drive you. Master it and keep it in complete control.”

Ben Sweetland

Kristin Austin

HR Coordinator

Born and residing in Canton, Kristin graduated from Holmes Community College with a liberal arts degree in 1999. Kristin joined The Sunray Companies in 2018 as Operations Assistant with an extensive background over the past 20 years in office and clerical work and now oversees Payroll and Accounts Payable. Kristin has a daughter, Lizzie, and spends her free time hunting, fishing, reading and enjoying her family. She also has two 4-legged children, Jewlz and Kit Kat, that were rescued.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill

Tammie Watkins

HR Recruiting & Retention Coordinator

A Mississippi native her whole life, Tammie was raised in Pickens, MS. She currently resides in Rankin County, where she lives with her husband of 30 years. She enjoys spending time with her three sons and granddaughter.

Tammie has over fifteen years of management and staffing experience in professional, technical, administrative, and manufacturing sectors. She has been with Sunray since October of 2021. She is excited to bring her experience and ideas to this position.

“Do not be afraid to travel a new path; It may be the way to find what you’ve been looking for all along.”

Anonymous

Christie Ulmer

Accounting Clerk

A Mississippi native, Christie joined the Sunray team in February 2020 where she is utilizing her 17 plus years of experience in accounting in both payables and receivables. Christie is currently attending Belhaven University and plans to graduate in August with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting. She will then pursue her Master’s degree at Mississippi State University. She and her husband, Todd, live in Brandon and have been married for ten years with four children and three grandchildren.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Allison Heimer

Accounting Clerk

A long-time resident of Madison, MS, Allison graduated from Mississippi College with a BSBA in Accounting, and a M.Ed. degree. She was an accountant for a public accounting firm, before changing careers to become a teacher. Now back in the accounting field, Allison is looking towards earning her CPA.

She has a 13-year-old daughter Nicole, and a Yorkie named Jake. When she is not working, she loves to spend time with her family and friends.

“What you are thinking is what you are becoming.”

Muhammad Ali

Jody Logan

Construction Supervisor

Jody, a native of Yazoo City, was a custom home contractor for 18 years and a member of the Mississippi Home Builders Association. Jody joined The Sunray Companies in August 2004 as a working construction superintendent. His first project was the Palm Beach Center in Ridgeland. In his 13 years with our company, Jody has completed over 20 construction projects including build-outs of our six Palm Beach Tans, 11 of our Massage Envy clinics, renovation of two hotels, and the renovation of our corporate office building in Madison. He also perfected techniques in Uniflex roof coating systems and parking lot sealcoating. Jody currently resides in Brandon and has two sons.

“Keep on keeping on.”

Anonymous